File No. 838.51/489

Admiral Caperton to the Secretary of the Navy


All Haiti quiet. Treaty negotiations completed. Military control of situation and status quo being maintained, pending the results of the conference now in progress at Washington, D. C., and the appointment of officers to serve under the modus vivendi.

The expeditionary force is maintaining military control of the ports of entry, organizing the gendarmerie, and undertaking such other operations as necessary to preserve peace and order throughout [Page 343] Haiti. Naval paymasters under Paymaster Conard continue in charge of the customs service and fiscal matters. Practically entire Haitian financial system is now being so administered.

W. B. Caperton